Our Ministry

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission here at Rhema Gospel Church is to  be a people-centered ministry that proclaims the living word of God to the whole world.

The Vision of Rhema Gospel church is to become a prophetic force proclaiming the living word of faith to the whole World.

OUR BELIEFS?  WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the Bible is the revealed Word of God to human. It is inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God" (in the original languages in which it was written) and is infallible, absolutely supreme, and sufficient in all matters of faith and practice." It is our sole rule for discipline and government.

  • 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Sam. 23:2; Acts 1:16; 3:21; John 10:35; Luke 16:29-31; Psa. 119:11; Rom. 3:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; Acts 11:14; Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:16; John 5:38-39; Prov. 30:5-6; John 17:17; Rev. 22:18-19; Rom. 3:4; Rom. 2:12; John 12:47-48; 1 Cor. 4:3-4; Luke 10:10-16; 12:47-48; Phil. 3:16; Eph. 4:3-6; Phil. 2:1-2; 1 Cor. 1:10; 1 Pet. 4:11; 1 John 4:1; Isa. 8:20; 1 Thess. 5:21; 2 Cor. 8:5; Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:6; Jude 3:5; Eph. 6:17; Psa. 119:59-60; Phil. 1:9-11

We believe that that there is only one triune Godhead who revealed to us in the persons of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ His Son,) and God the Holy Spirit as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.

  • John 4:24; Psa. 147:5; 83:18; Heb. 3:4; Rom. 1:20; Jer. 10:10; Exod. 15:11; Isa. 6:3; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Rev. 4:6-8; Mark 12:30; Rev. 4:11; Matt. 10:37; Jer. 2:12-13; Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 1 John 5:7; John 10:30, 36; 5:17; 14:23-23 17:5, 10; 20:21-22; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Cor. 2:10-11; Phil. 2:5-6; Eph. 2:18; 2 Cor. 13:14; Rev. 1:4-5; comp. 2, 7.)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal returning in power and glory.

(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23; Luke 1:34-35).

We believe that for salvation of the lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Humanity’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God

  • 2:5; Matt. 18:11; 1 John 4:10; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; Acts 15:11; John 3:16; 1:1-14; Heb. 4:14; 12:24; Phil. 2:6-7; Heb. 2:9, 14; 2 Cor. 5:21; Isa. 42:21; Phil. 2:8; Gal. 4:4-5; Rom. 3:21; Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 20:28; Rom. 4:25; 3:21-26; 1 John 4:10; 2:2; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Heb. 9:13-15; Heb. 1:8, 3; 8:1; Col. 3:1-4; Heb. 7:25; Col. 2:9; Heb. 2:18; 7:26; Psa. 89:19; Psa. 14
  1. Conditions to Salvation. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, humans become heirs of God according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
  2. The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by who's indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. This is called sanctification

  • 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Cor. 7:1; 13:9; Eph. 1:4; Prov. 4:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Heb. 6:1; 2 Pet. 1:5-8; Phil. 3:12-16; John 2:29; Rom. 8:5; John 3:6; Phil. 1:9-11; Eph. 1:13-14; Phil. 2:12-13; Eph. 4:11-12; 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18; 2 Cor. 13:5; Luke 11:35; 9:23; Matt. 26:41; Eph. 6:18; 4:30
  1. Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12).
  2. Sanctification is obtainable as a second definite work of grace, received by faith in the blood of Christ.
  3. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11,13; 8:1-2,13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; I Peter 1:5).
  • Water Baptism
    • We believe in baptism of new believers as a covenant of starting a new life (New birth) in Jesus Christ. The ordinance of Water Baptism is by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
  • Holy Communion
    • We believe in taking the Holy Communion of believers as a remembrance of death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Communion, also called “The Lord’s Supper,” consists of the elements bread and the fruit of the vine, which is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (I Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (I Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes!” For Holy Communion we use non-alcoholic, “fruit of the vine.”
  • Child Dedication
    • Since water baptism is an outward expression of an inward work of grace, we do not practice infant baptism. However, we do encourage presenting our children to the Lord in child dedication and blessing until they are old enough to make their own choice and decision (Luke 2:27; Mark 10:13-16).
  • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
    • All believers are entitled to, should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Biblical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6). This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; I Corinthians 12:1-31). With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:42-43), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
  • Tithes and Offerings.
    • The needs of the New Testament Church, its varied ministries along with its God ordained leadership are to be met by the tithes and offerings of the believers (Matthew 23:23; I Corinthians 16:1; II Corinthians 9:6-7).
  • Biblical Marriage.
    • The Bible is the highest authority for both church and life (2 Timothy 3:16-17). In constituting the first accredited institution in society, God defined marriage as being exclusively between one man and one woman, and all other variations are gross distortions of God’s plan. (Gen. 1:27, 2:18, 23-24). All sexual behavior that is outside the bond of marital union between one man and one woman is sin because it is disobedient to the most basic scriptural and moral teachings of the Holy Scriptures which define Rhema Gospel Church. This church, in seeking to remain true to the Bible, does not condone such behavior. (Romans 1:25–27, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10).
  • Race and Racism.
    • All people are created equal by God, meaning all are equal in value. God imputed upon each human being dignity and the Imago Dei, (Image of God). One is never partially in the Image of God any more than one may be partially alive. Attempts to identify, treat, or view certain people or groups as lesser members of humankind are a blasphemous affront to our Creator. Racism in all its forms is sin, for it grounds the identity and security of human life in self rather than God, in creature rather than the Creator, apart from whom a human being has no identity or value. Self-indulgent pride in “race,” therefore, must be regarded as idolatry in one of its most ugly forms, an attempt to be like God. We believe prejudice to be an attempt to reverse the creative act of God and what God has valued, let no man devalue. Secondly, racism is an attempt to reverse the redemptive act of Christ. In Jesus Christ, God became a Man and so identified Himself fully with every member of the human family in whatever nation or culture they may be found. Jesus Christ has removed all barriers that stand between human beings, giving reconciliation through His cross. Thirdly, through the means of grace, God empowers and commands all Christians “to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against the soul,” including the sin of racism. (Gen. 1:26-27; 9:6; Jn. 13:35, 15:12-13; Acts 17:24-26; 1 Cor. 1:13; Gal. 3:26-28; Eph. 2:13-16; 1 Tim. 2:3-6; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 John 2:9-10)

Our Ministries

LIFE GROUPS

Imagine gathering at a friend’s house for a birthday party, or meeting with a few friends for a Coffee or Chai meet up to catch up or discuss something you are going through? You all spend time talking, laughing and maybe even crying as you share what has been going on. As a people-centered ministry, our families and connections are at the heartbeat of everything we do at Rhema. As we pursue God as a unified body of Christ, our individual members and families are an extension of that as well and where we do life together.

Within our homes and neighborhoods, through our Life Groups ministries continue to break bread together, grow spiritually, and encourage one other to do good works  (Ecclesiastes 4: 4-12 and Acts 2: 46).

Connect to a Life Group near you and let us grow and do life together!

KINGDOM MEN

Men at Rhema is committed to provide every man with resources to develop Godly character and help equip them to influence their world for Jesus Christ. We create an atmosphere where we together we can grow in God and with each other

Meetings: Monthly Fellowship

PROVERBS 31 WOMAN

Our Proverbial Women is a community of Christ-filled women coming together to pursue God wholeheartedly and support one another. We strive to build an environment where women can learn, practice biblical love, and feel God’s love.

Meetings: Monthly Fellowship

YOUNG ADULTS

In a world that is constantly changing and challenging us to conform, we are called to be transformed and ignite the world with the love of God. The Rhema Young Adults includes college and career-age young adults striving to pursue God together.

Monthly Fellowship

 

KINGDOM KIDS

Our Children’s ministry provides our children with a foundation of biblical knowledge and the opportunity to connect and grow in God and with each other. All our activities are Christ-centered, age-appropriate, safe all sprinkled with FUN. 

Sunday School is every Sunday (after worship session) 

YOUTH MINISTRY

We are The Pulse; a highly energetic group striving to learn about God and tap in to the purpose for which we were created. We strive to create an atmosphere where youth are encouraged to freely express who they are as they learn about God becoming a beacon of light to the world. 

Meetings: Bi-Weekly: In- person and virtually.